How to Self-Install Charter Cable Internet

By Jedadiah Casey

Charter is an Internet Service Provider that distributes Internet connections through cable TV lines. Cable-based Internet works by sending signals over unused frequency bands available on the copper coaxial cable running into a building. Charter offers a self-installation kit to speed the delivery of Internet services; this keeps you from having to wait for an installation appointment. You can self-install a Charter cable Internet connection by using the company's provided installation kit.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable
  • Ethernet cable

Step 1

Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the cable jack on the wall.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the coaxial input on the cable modem.

Step 3

Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the cable modem.

Step 4

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on a computer.

Step 5

Power on the cable modem and wait two minutes for the signal to synchronize.

Step 6

Open a Web browser and visit "install.charter.com" if you are not redirected automatically.

Step 7

Click "Installing New Service," and then enter your phone or account number, and your ZIP code.

Step 8

Follow the onscreen prompts to finish activating your account.

Tips & Warnings

  • Upon successful account activation, you can connect the cable modem to a router to share the Internet connection among multiple computers.